Argo-Tech makes Fantasy Island's "De plane Boss, de plane!" a reality; the company keeps commercial and military aircraft aloft with its high-performance fuel-flow devices. It builds main engine fuel pumps and systems, airframe fuel pumps, and various ground fuel distribution products. Through its Carter Ground Fueling division, Argo-Tech also makes ground refueling equipment. Customers have included the US Army and Air Force; engine and airframe makers such as Airbus, Boeing, GE Aircraft Engines, and Lockheed Martin; and aerospace distributor Upsilon International. In 2007 investment concerns Greenbriar Equity Group and Vestar Capital Partners sold AT Holdings Corp., the parent of Argo-Tech, to Eaton.
As a subsidiary of Eaton, Argo-Tech continues to champion the commercial and military aerospace markets. Eaton estimates that more than 60% of major commercial jets use Argo-Tech's fuel pumps. Moreover, about 50% of Argo-Tech sales come from the lucrative replacement parts market. Argo-Tech is the sole supplier of main engine fuel pumps for the CFM56 series engine, which powers several Airbus models (A-318, A-319, A-320, A-321, and A-340) and the Boeing 737 and 777. The company's fuel dispensing equipment and engine accessories business has been a first-choice pick for multiple federal contracts from branches of the US military.
On the regional and business jet side, Argo-Tech pumps are used on the BR700 (Bombardier Global Express, Gulfstream V, Boeing 717) and GE CF34-8 engines (Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900, and Embraer ERJ-170). Argo-Tech's fuel system also supplies Cessna Aircraft's Citation Columbus, Cessna's largest business jet.
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